Name: Michael Michaud
Description: "I came across this group of crocuses outside the court door on the Palmer Cove side at Shetland Park. Full sun most of the day probably helps. First flowers of the season. Taken March 11 at 4:45 p.m.
"I'm a rank amateur who happened to have a camera in the car at the time."
Camera info: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150.
PHOTO STAFF CRITIQUE
"The diagonal composition of this photo makes it extraordinary, rather than just another photo of flowers. By getting close and shooting tight, the photographer creates an image where the flowers are right in your face, almost falling out of the photo. The lighting and shadows work well together."
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